HedgeWorld East 2013
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| Lorraine George-Harik
| Kenneth Goodreau
| Christopher T. Graham, Esq.
Diane Garnick, CEO, Clear Alternatives
Diane Garnick is the CEO of Clear Alternatives, an asset management firm specializing in Behavioral Economics, which happens to be owned and operated by women. She oversees the firmís research and investment activities and brings over 17 years investment experience to the firm. She also serves as a Trustee on the Investment Committee of CHRISTUS Health, a health system providing faith-based care in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and in Mexico, through more than 40 hospitals and clinics. Garnick has authored hundreds of reports that focus on portfolio construction, volatility, corporate actions, equity indices, exchange traded funds (ďETFsĒ), futures, options, accounting and taxation. She has spent her career focused on pensions, foundations and endowments in a variety of roles. She began her career as an Equity Derivative Strategist at Merrill Lynch where she spearheaded the firmís global pension initiative and provided valuable insight to plans considering various investment strategies. She moved on to become the Global Investment Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, where she focused on developing their enhanced, ETF, and fiduciary businesses. More recently she was the Investment Strategist at Invesco, one of the world's largest entirely active asset management firms. Garnick holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Lorraine George-Harik, Founding Partner , HPM Partners
Ms.George-Harik is a Founding Partner of HPM Partners, an independent investment advisory firm and multi-family office co-founded with the Howard P. Milstein Family, for affluent families, foundations, endowments and privately held firms.
Prior to joining HPM Partners, Lorraine was a member of the Chairmanís Council and Managing Director at Citi Private Bank in New York. She managed client family relationships and their closely-held businesses, responsible for the construct and delivery of wealth management and credit strategies.
Ms.George-Harik has extensive experience in corporate and international banking. She was a Director of Citigroupís Merchant Bank, responsible for private and institutional investments, and served on the Vice Chairmanís Special Projects Team for sovereign acquisitions of precious metals. She was a Director of Citicorp International Trading Company in New York, and a Global Manager in the World Corporate Group responsible for Fortune 500 clients headquartered in the US, Europe and Latin America.
Prior to joining Citigroup, she was a Vice President in First Chicagoís International Banking Department and served as Assistant Branch Manager for sovereign wealth agencies in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Ms.George-Harik earned her B.A. in Middle East Studies with Distinction from the College of Wooster and completed the Executive Program at the London School of Economics. Her affiliations include: American Friends of the Louvre, Partners in Health and the St. Jude Childrenís Hospital. She is a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Family Office Councils at Yale Universtiy and NYU Stern School of Business.
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Kenneth Goodreau, CIO, TIG ADvisors
Bio to come...
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Christopher T. Graham, Esq., Founder & Managing Shareholder, The Private Client Law Group
Christopher Graham is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of The Private Client Law Group. His practice focuses on Family Wealth Planning, drawing on extensive experience with Arthur Andersen along with significant boutique and regional law firms, to develop creative tax minimization, asset preservation, business succession, and business structuring strategies exclusively for high net worth individuals and their closely held businesses.
Integrating these practice areas and applying them holistically to each Client project, The Private Client Law Group produces comprehensive customized plans to provide efficient and effective maintenance and succession of both operating businesses and passive assets. Under Christopher Grahamís leadership, the team of professionals at his firm approaches each project with an open architecture problem solving process that ensures individualized solutions designed to meet Client needs and objectives.
A graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law (JD, 1996) and the University of Michigan (BBA-Accounting, 1992), Christopher Graham is a member of Beta Alpha Psi national honor accounting society, the State Bars of Georgia and North Carolina, and has also been named in the Georgia Superlawyers issue of Atlanta Magazine multiple times. In 2009, he was honored as an Attorney of Distinction in Jezebel Magazine. In 2010, he was honored as one of the Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2011, he was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. In addition, the past three years he has been honored as one of Atlanta Magazineís Five Star Wealth Managers. Mr. Graham writes professional articles for publication and is a regular speaker throughout Atlanta and the Southeast.
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